Five Problems of Chemical Industry

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The solution to this area of manufacturing is, according to Asprova’s experts, visualization and reduction of lead time. These two are the main key areas that manufacturers should take into consideration, if they would want to improve or maintain their products’ quality, keep up with the deadlines and due dates, reduce costs and maximize profits, keep tank facilities in check, and globalize.

Asprova’s visualization features include the following:

The Gantt chart—this enables checking of overdue orders, wait times of each process, and inventory allocation.
The Load graph—this includes displayed periods, displayed resources, and text display that can be customized according to your needs.
The skill map—enables managing of employees’ capacity, ability/inability and processing speed, separate to integrated master tables such as the BOM (Bill of Materials) and resource capacities.
The sales plan table—you can easily view the information on orders for a certain period can be registered with the accuracy of company forecast, sales forecast, customer forecast, and confirmed orders.
Inventory graph—here, inventory changes and material requirement can be calculated at one view. In addition, production graphs and consumption graphs are available. Calculation functionality for each term is also included.
Key Performance Index—including sales, profits, profit rates, the material cost can be calculated by cost per item and working cost per resource.

With Asprova’s visualization features, your company can attain improvements and efficiency in scheduling. With these, reduction of lead time will be an easy task.

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Food and Consumer Goods Industry

Consumer goods are characterized by final value-added products that are disseminated in mass markets. Consumer goods according to marketresearch.com, are also “referred to as household goods and are produced in tremendous volumes not reached by niche market goods, industrial goods, or other products purchased only by industry and businesses.”

Following the degrees of production, this industry represents a big manufacturing sector in the international community that is responsible for the creation and supply of goods that is directed to households. That is, to say, that this industry is REALLY BIG and it requires manufacturers to protect the quality of their goods.

Speed is another factor. Due dates in this industry is totally different from other industries and requires high-speed scheduling.

The solution according to Asprova includes two points: “visualization and reduction of lead time.” By carefully considering the needs of this industry, Asprova found out that “Visualization and reduction of lead time are realized by installing a scheduler with finite capacity”. Schedulers with finite capacity make production schedules as to reduce lead time, considering facilities and workload. Having Scheduling result, production progress, and future schedule accessible for anyone to see realizes visualization”.

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Solution for the Five Problems of the Material Industry

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In a very fast-paced and yet prolific business like the material industry, it is always inevitable to find troublesome ordeals in the aspects of product quality, due dates and deadlines, costs and profits, tank facilities, and globalization. However, like in other industries, Asprova offers relief—and in this case, Visualization is the primary cure.

With the expiry dates of in-progress goods, manufacturers in this industry face an interminable speed requirement. At the same time, there is a need to keep the products’ quality in check. Clearly, an effective schedule should be made. In response to these issues, Efficient Load Adjustment, an element hailing under the umbrella of Asprova’s Visualization features, takes the lead. With this, you can carefully adjust all the factors that would always keep the big Q in quality in check.

As products pass the in-progress state, the due dates and deadlines draw nearer. This issue can easily be solved be referring to the Gantt chart—another outstanding feature of Asprova.

With regards to the Costs and Profits (C&P) section, the solution is simple—once again: Visualize! If this would be done right, the C&P data can easily be digested and put to good use.

Facility maintenance should never be neglected. Efficient allocation plans can take care of Tank Facilities. By giving them a load that is justifiable, less maintenance would be needed and money would once again be saved, thanks to Asprova’s Visualization.

Lastly, in this industry, close coordination with foreign factories is hardly maintained. Therefore, Asprova incorporated Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese), Korean, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai in its interface. Because of this, communication between different personnel from different plants is made easy.

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The Two Key Solutions to Industrial Machinery and Components Industry Problems

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Like in other industries, visualization is one of the two key solutions to the problematic facets of the Industrial Machinery and Components industry. With visualization, monitoring production performance becomes an easy task. According to our recent post,“…good visualization of production operations will give you a better view on how to drive the best performance for the factory…Visualization leads to the maximization of the potentials of the production processes.” It would be easier to adjust or find the due dates, if the schedule is visualized. Visualization can even lessen the time allotted for planning. In Case Study 10, it was noted that the promotion of Visualization contributed to the shortening of the planning cycle and saving money by reducing the planning staff.

On the other hand, the second key solution to the problems of the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry is what field experts call lead time reduction. Lead time, or the delay between the initiation (planning) and execution (action) of a process, can be lessened to achieve greater results. By doing this, you can even reduce the time that the company’s product stays in the inventory.

With Asprova’s help, both of these solutions can be applied to address your Industrial Machinery and Components Industry problems. Lead time reduction and visualization can truly give substantial improvements to any company. Manufacturers featured on most of Asprova’s Case Studies would attest to the fact that it helped them achieve their goals.

Will shortening your lead time and visualizing the production operations of your factory give you a competitive advantage? The answer is an astounding yes! You can start making your company more productive with the help of our production scheduler, which by the way, is being used by more than 52% of Japanese manufacturers.

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Solution to the Four Main Problems of the Auto Manufacturing Industry

The path of the Automobile and Auto-Parts industry gives a mountain of challenges for manufacturers. These challenges can be enumerated in four specific areas. These are the following: Quality control, Cost and Profits, Due Dates, and Globalization.

In the aspect of quality, processes that are not standardized are often the root causes of defect resurgence. Sometimes, because of the speed requirements, the product’s quality would be sacrificed just to keep up with delivery dates and deadlines.

When it comes to Cost and Profits, data alone are a little hard to understand because of the amount of text in most outputs. When this happens, it would be harder to analyze and digest. This could result to delays and problems in the long run.

In due dates, the difference between order forecasts and fixed orders are hard to adjust—sudden orders and random changes in orders cause chaos and work stress for laborers.

Because of Globalization, close coordination and communication with foreign associated factories is hard to maintain.

In this industry that requires strict quality control, schedule management, and cost control, Visualization is imperative. Manufacturers from around the globe, who pursue this industry perform better, thanks to Asprova. This Finite Capacity Scheduling Software offers Visualization of schedules that surely helped clients’ needs.

In today’s fast-paced Automobile and Auto-Parts industry, you would need something that offers a little help, and solutions, to these four specific problems. This is Asprova to the rescue! This scheduler contains everything that you need, and more!

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Visualization: Providing a solution to the High Tech Industry

HitechThe High Technology industry has a lot of peculiarities. These are commonly product variations, the need for reducing the lifecycles of products, and the sudden changes in its demand curves. In this field, scheduling accuracy is necessary to address these volatile and sudden occurrences. In reality, nobody or nothing calculates a 100 percent accurate prediction. However, companies still strive to lessen the differences between the forecast and the actual results and they can actually manage the demand changes by minimizing inventories.

To help address this problem, Asprova’s high speed production scheduler enables visualization of schedules.

The following functions offer solutions to the common problems in the High Tech industry:

Finding the due date by schedulers with finite capacity:

Schedulers with finite capacity, make production plans which can be directly used as work instructions. By utilizing this feature, we can easily manage orders urgently and allocate inventories properly.

Efficient load adjustment

By taking into account facility investment simulations and manpower employment planning, we can manage to allocate to multiple production lines properly.

Skill map to manage workers capacity

If we use the skill map, managing of employees’ capacity, ability/inability and processing speed will be made easier.

Production Scheduling pegged to inventories and order information

We can eliminate unnecessary inventory because registering orders not only per production unit/lot but also per sales order unit/lot is possible.

Operation sequence control with strict delivery dates

The ability to quote delivery dates by adapting to automated processes of complicated machinery is also offered by Asprova. Its optimization options can control operation sequences effectively.

Evaluation of the result of scheduling and simulation by KPI

With Asprova, we are also able to calculate Key Performance Index—this includes sales, profits, profit rates, the material costs.

Adaptable to global network

Asprova can keep up with the multilingual platform by incorporating Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese), Korean, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai in its interface. Because of this, communication between different personnel from different plants is made easy.

If you are in the high tech industry, you might be encountering similar obstacles tackled. But, with Asprova’s visualization, you can experience all the solutions we have mentioned and more!

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